Primary Care Nurse Practitioners care for individuals and families across their lifespan. The FNP role includes preventative health care, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illness, and preventative health care for individuals and families. Primary Care Nurse Practitioners demonstrate a commitment to family-centered care and understand the relevance of the family's identified community as it relates to the delivery of care.
Classes are held on a monthly, weekend-intensive schedule.
Instruction by highly qualified faculty in an environment with state-of-the-art technology and the opportunity to complete classroom experiences in a single weekend each month make this program a must for working nurses interested in advancing their careers. After completion of 47 units (35 units of theory and 12 units of clinical practice) the graduate receives a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree as a family nurse practitioner.
The MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Family Nurse Practitioner program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Successful completion of the FNP program satisfies the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for active, licensed RNs to use the title of Nurse Practitioner in California and graduates are not required to obtain national certification, although the program strongly recommends that they do so. Graduates are prepared to sit for the national American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations.
The next available semester for the FNP program is spring 2017. Download the HNU Department of Nursing philosophy statement here and the mission statement here
Click here to view learning outcomes for this program.
The MSN degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).